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9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2013
Dec. 02, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   304,622,962
Trading Symbol jcp  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes